Exercises Lesson

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that best answers the exercise, by completing the incomplete statement, or by writing the answer in the space provided at the end of the exercise.

After you have completed all of these exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly, reread the material referenced with the solution.

1. A friend has brought several capsules for you to identify; however, at first glance you are unable to name the particular medication. Select, references below, the reference you would use to identify the capsule.

a. The Physicians' Desk Reference.

b. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

c. The United States Pharmacopoeia and the National Formulary.

d. America Medical Association Drug Evaluations.

2. Select, from the list below, the reference that deals with the theory and practice of the art of pharmacy. It is especially useful as an information source for the extemporaneous compounding of products.

a.

The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

b.

The United States Pharmacopoeia Dispensing Information.

c.

The American Hospital Formulary Service.

d.

Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences.

3. Select, from the list below, the journal that focuses on the sterile products/unit-dose area of the hospital pharmacy.

a. The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

b. Hospital Pharmacy.

c. The American Journal of Intravenous Therapy.

d. American Pharmacy.

4. Select, from the references below, the journal tailored to meet the needs of pharmacy personnel whose practice is in a hospital setting. This journal contains information on drug therapy and new and innovative pharmacy practices.

a.

The American Journal of Intravenous Therapy.

b.

The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

c.

The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

d.

American Pharmacy.

5. Select, from the list below, the journal that primarily contains articles related to clinical research in pharmacology.

a. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

b. American Pharmacy c. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

d. Hospital Pharmacy.

6. Select, from the list below, the journal that is tailored to meet the needs of pharmacists who work in an outpatient pharmacy environment.

a. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

b. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

c. The Physicians' Desk Reference.

d. American Pharmacy.

7. You have a question pertaining to the effect upon a particular laboratory test by a specific medication. From the list below, select the reference most likely to provide you the information you need.

a. America Medical Association Drug Evaluation.

b. Drug Interactions.

c. Handbook on Injectable Drugs.

d. Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences.

8. During your reading of a journal article, you encounter the word "retroinfection." From the references below, select the reference you would use to find the meaning of that term.

a.

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.

b.

America Medical Association Drug Evaluations.

c.

Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences.

d.

Handbook on Injectable Drugs.

9. A friend of yours is concerned about the safety of his children. It seems that he believes he has many poisonous plants and chemicals in his home. From the list below, select the reference most likely to give him the information he needs to make a a. Facts and Comparisons.

b. The American Hospital Formulary Service.

c. Handbook of Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment.

d. The American Drug Index.

10. Select, from the list below, the reference that contains a section, which provides pharmacy personnel with specific information that should be communicated to the patient concerning the use of a particular drug.

a. The American Drug Index.

b. Handbook of Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment.

c. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

d. The United States Pharmacopeia Dispensing Information.

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